Curriculum

Our curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum which was implemented in September 2014. The school’s philosophy of developing the whole child is integrated into the curriculum choices each year group makes.

We provide a creative and exciting curriculum which is broad and balanced, challenging yet enjoyable and vibrant and creative. All our learning is underpinned with a strong emphasis on the learning of key skills including reading, writing and mathematics.

The curriculum overview gives a flavour of the topics that will be covered each term in each year group.

At the start of each term parents are sent a curriculum letter. This is to help you follow and assist your child with their current studies. Please find the relevant term and year group on the tab to the left. Whilst the National Curriculum describes subject areas, we do not teach all of the curriculum in subject packages. Many elements will be covered in a more integrated and thematic way. The curriculum outlines below give more detail about the intended learning over the year.

Mathematics

We follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics, so we teach number, ratio and proportion, algebra, measurement, geometry and statistics. For more detailed information please see the National Curriculum and the relevant curriculum overview.

English

We follow the National Curriculum for English, so we teach reading, comprehension, transcription, handwriting, composition, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. For more detailed information please see the National Curriculum and the relevant curriculum overview.

Phonics

In Key Stage 1 we currently follow the “Song of Sounds” programme of study to guide the teaching of phonics. All Key Stage 1 children have regular taught phonics sessions – these sessions are daily where needed. Children in our Reception classes also have phonics based teaching daily, following the same scheme.

Reading

Reading is a high priority at Milton Mount. Children are taught reading in their English writing lessons as well as discretely in small groups and whole class sessions. Children should read daily at home; reading logs are kept in school bags and Key Stage 1 parents will be asked to record what the children have read. Children in Key Stage 2 will record their own reading in the logs.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

At Milton Mount Primary School the children develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school.

Collective worship is a time when large groups of children within the school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. It offers all pupils an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant and meaningful experiences and provides opportunities for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Assemblies take place every day.